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president obama first asked me to do this job we had a lot of work ahead of us. we were facing the greatest economic crisis in over a generation and our infrastructure was in desperate need of repair but president obama had a vision. a vision of an america built to last. over the last four years we have made unprecedented investments in our nation's transportation system. i have personally visited over 200 cities in america. meeting with local leaders and delivering on what they have told us they needed. we've put people to work on our roads, on our bridges, on our rails in communities big and small. i have visited every state and 15 countries. and i think as a result of the work that we've done that our team has done, with many of you in this room as partners, we have made it easier to ride a bike, hop on a train, or catch a bus. in fact i'm thrilled to tell you about our new streamlined approach for the new starts competitive grant program. in 2010 we made a commitment and a promise to change the way we rated and evaluated capital transit projects so that more good ideas could get into th
. >> several live events to tell you about today on our companion network, c-span3. president obama, first lady michelle obama, vice president biden and his wife, jill biden, will attend the national prayer service at washington national cathedral at 9:45 a.m. eastern. at 1:30 p.m. eastern the house ways and means committee holds a hearing on debt and deficit reduction. examining the history of the debt limit, how past congresses have dealt with the him and whether the constitution provides options to the executive branch when the debt limit is reached. the house is expected to vote wednesday on increasing the nation's current debt limit of nearly $16.5 trillion. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. [applause] >> next, a discussion about gun violence and gun control measures. chicago mayor rahm emanuel was joined by ohio representative stephen latourette at an event hosted by the university of chicago's institute of politics. former nbc nightly news anchor tom brokaw moderated the discussion. it's about an hour
. he's expected to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence and new gun laws proposed by president obama. live coverage starting at 11:30 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> tonight on c-span we will show you inaugural speeches from the last 60 years starting at 8 p.m. eastern with president ronald reagan's address from 1981. though clinton in 1993, president dwight eisenhower in 1957. harry truman, 1949. 1969, richard nixon. then-president john f. kennedy in 1961. george h. w. bush in 1989. lyndon johnson from 1965. president jimmy carter in 1977. he will wrap up the night at 11 p.m. eastern president george w. bush, 2001. starting tonight at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> why did you write a book about your experience because it was an abortive period of history. i felt that the fdic's perspective should be brought to bear. have been some other accounts of the crisis i thought were not completely accurate. especially since what we did and what i did. so i thought it was important for historical record to present our perspective and also i think currently for people to understand that there were d
. >> margareta, craig, thank you very much. [applause] >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this week in the 57th presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, sunday the official swearing in ceremony at the white house live shortly before noon. monday the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capital budget and the afternoon prayed. live all the coverage begins at 7 a.m. eastern time on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. and throughout the day join the conversation by phone, on facebook and facebook.com/cspan, and on twitter, #inaug2013. >> coming up live this afternoon on c-span, a discussion on immigration, trade and safety along the u.s.-mexico border. that will start at 4:30 p.m. eastern. live on c-span. >> we have more now from this conference hosted by the national council for by the national council for science and the environment. a discussion looking at the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of japan. the earthquake triggered a tsunam
, president obama and martin luther king jr. >>> this coming sunday president obama will officially be sworn into office in a privateer isny at the white house. live coverage will start at 10:30 eastern time along with your phone calls. and then monday it's the public inaugural ceremonies including the swearing-in at noon eastern, the inaugural luncheon and the afternoon parade along pennsylvania avenue. and throughout the day we will take your phone calls and comments on facebook and twitr. live coverage starts at 7 a.m. ian on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >>> last week the supreme court heard argument on the issue of whether police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. the case, missouri v. mcfoley, pits -- mcneely is in the 4 amendment's ban against unreasonable searches and seizure. >> we'll hear argument first this morning in case number 11125, missouri v. mcneely. mr. coaster? >> thank you, mr. chief justice, and may it please the court: in the course of a drunk driving investigation quickly securing blood alcohol e
," after which president obama will be as mored the oath of office. this will be done like it was four years ago and is done traditionally by supreme court justice john roberts, and there'll actually be two bibles used in this time. the first is the lincoln bible. this was used by the president four years ago, the same bible that was used by president lincoln when he was sworn in in 1861, and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been graciously provided for this ceremony by the king family. excuse me. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee." we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt inaugural poet and the first latino inaugural poet. reverend louis leon of st. johns church here in lafayette park will also be overseeing the traditional service that kicks off the president's day on monday, will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. a quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles, and these are ver
about u.s. foreign policy, but not the relation first of all i'm not sure whether the obama administration will see the human rights and democracy component of the foreign policy towards the region in the middle east and maybe in africa and asia the component is pretty clear. for latin america i don't see the strategy. now, you have mentioned several times the reason why, one of the reasons why the secretary explained he has no role in venezuela or the countries in north america or the crisis like this is because, you know, he's just a servant and an employee of an organization that nothing happened. do you expect during the new obama term a different approach? we understand everything we do from here to washington could be , could backfire but in the context from the collective commitments to preserve the freedom of speech, fundamental principles of the separation of powers support, given the situation in venezuela, are you expecting something different for these new for years in the administration? >> he just articulated a question that i couldn't quite articulate that is
for service, has the obama administration done a lot to lower the cost of health care going forward so we don't need to do much more? what do you think is in practical terms what needs to be done on health care if you poll people they say we all want to cut medicare celerity want to go dealing with that piece of the puzzle? >> that reminds me when i was in graduate school i went to study foreign policy and was right around the time they balanced the budget and i thought my gosh what am i going to do? so i realized the long-term problems were still there and i had to make a choice whether social security or health care and it was easy, social security is easy supply jumped into becoming a social security expert because health care is so hard. they're really is no other issue at the core of all of this. we don't know the answers and the best thing that we can do right now is putting in place as many different attempts to control health care costs and evaluating what works so we don't with a fork or not we've seen the costs coming down, and that could be in anticipation that could be temporary a
. >> host: if president obama won, so to speak on the fiscal cliff deal and got taxes increase, able to get new revenue, then why not, as democrats, agree to some spending cuts that republicans want? >> guest: well, the president made clear that there has to be, in terms of what's coming, there has to be a mixture, a balance between cuts and revenues. in terms of the sequester, we're going to have to have a blend, a balance, and the president has said that, and we said that, but to say it's only spending cuts, and there will be no more revenues is not feasible. i looked over the discretionary spending charts, and now the way we're going in terms of the percentages gdp, what we spend on education, what we spend on health research, what we spend on so many of the necessary programs in the country is going to go down. the trend line is already there. what the republicans are essentially saying is push it further. further, have further consequences in terms of health research. does that make since? do the american people want that? the answer is no. we have to have balance. the problem is withi
have some smart proposals, i think, coming out of the obama administration that would sort of move this along. on the other side of the ledger, culture, right? which, you know, when you look at popular media, you still basically see the repetition of the old stigma. um, and i would put on the other side of the ledger some of these really worrisome issues about some of the wage trends. so in theory what you'd want is you'd want a national campaign here, right? i mean, you'd really want the federal government to basically seize the moment, carpe diem, let's move ahead. if we don't have that, how do people perceive the next three or five years? let's say we get seven states, ten states, we get dozens of mayors and county leaders to do what matters with their business leaders, with their university leaders, with the skills. can we have a true renaissance lacking of center? i mean, how do you think this plays out? >> >> i absolutely think so because, look, the action is at the local level. >> right. >> you know, people aren't waiting around for washington, d.c. to figure things out. >>
before noon today president obama unveils, officially unveils his proposals for reducing gun violence. the proposals are based on recommendations from vice president biden's gun safety task force and will include an assault weapons ban, a ban on high capacity magazines and an effort to close loopholes in the background check system. watch live coverage of his announcement at 11:55 eastern over on c-span. >> he had been talking about this dream that he had had. he had talked about it for years, you know, the american dream, and that it had become his dream. and he had been in detroit just a few months before, and he had talked about, you know, i have a dream that america will someday realize these principles in the deck ha ration of independence. declaration of independence. so i think he was just inspired by that moment. >> sunday on "after words," claiborne carson recalls his journey as a civil rights activist, participating in the 1963 march on washington to prominent historian and editor of martin luther king jr.'s papers. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend, monday feat
. >> -- [inaudible] with "the washington post." president obama, of course, promised in his first term to take a leadership role on immigration reform and disappointed many supporters in the fact that he didn't get comprehensive reform moving. he's pledged again to do so. at his first press conference in november, he wanted to see a bill early on this next term. now he's introduced yesterday legislative ideas for gun control, he's got another debate over fiscal policy coming. what does leadership mean from the president, in your mind? what do you want to hear in the state of the union, and how much effort needs to come from the white house, or is there a better idea that something would emerge from the senate and the president would take more of a support i have role in some way? -- supportive role in some way? >> it's a very good question, and i think part of the problem is we don't -- the answer here is not to hear another great speech about immigration reform, okay? so we need some alaska. but my sense is that this is what happens when immigration reform is important, but it's not the numbe
, appointed by president obama and took office in 2011. this was hosted by the u.s. chamber of commerce but it is just under an hour. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm david hirschmann, president and ceo of capital markets compared is here at the u.s. chamber of commerce. our work was one over six years ago before the financial crisis because at the time on a bipartisan basis a group of folks that we had commissioned together told us that the financial regulatory structure served his country well for 75 years was no longer working. that it was out of date, that they were too many gaps, too many layers, and that somebody should get around doing financial regulatory reform before the next crisis. and shortly thereafter, a crisis did, in fact, happen. and the need for financial regulatory reform became even clear to the american people. i wish i could tell you that dodd-frank had achieved everything certainly we hope we reform, and certainly it did some of the things that needed to be done. but despite having over 400 required regulations across 21 regulators, pop quiz anybo
to your concern. we start a new presidential term. one was the announcement of the obama campaign essentially going to transition to a not-for-profit to do the same thing that the campaign did. they did not produce the kind of results that the president would want to produce. seems to me he has doubled down on the strategy of the last four years. over the weekend one of the spokespeople for the president said that we -- our system really doesn't lend itself to solving problems. if the president of the united states has given up on the system, that is a bad sign. we need to work together. i did not hear a lot of that in the speech. i thought the speech yesterday was quite a bit to the left of a number of my democratic colleagues in the senate. we need to move toward solutions that can happen rather than talk about things that can't possibly be achieved if we are going to solve the problems the country faces. >> i think the greatest responsibility we have, certainly as does elected officials is to make certain that the american dream can be lived by those who follow us. in my view t
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